Junior Strategist, London

https://careers.toaster.co/jobs/omiWeiQ0Wh4i/junior-strategist

Job Summary
In your primary day-to-day role, you will support strategic initiatives for the EMEA team. You will be involved across existing client relationships and new business opportunities. A key focus will be building a close partnership with our Head of Strategy, working together to understand our client’s business problems and conducting extensive research on digital behaviours, category truths and cultural insights to develop impactful brand and communication strategies. You will also work closely with creative and technical leads to distil business challenges into actionable creative briefs, collaborate on workshops, and support creatives with robust strategic rationales when selling work to clients.

You may also get involved on an ad-hoc basis in global opportunities across our San Francisco and New Delhi offices, but this will not be a core focus.

You will also be invited to contribute to thought leadership and participate in industry events to develop your skills and elevate Toaster’s marketing presence.

What you’ll be doing

  • Delve into our clients’ businesses through in-depth brand audits (e.g. positioning, content, products, channels etc.) and stakeholder interviews
  • Perform research (audience, cultural, category) to uncover insights and develop solutions that drive the key business goals while maintaining a high bar for creativity
  • Carry out social listening via Brandwatch to surface trends, themes and insights (training available)
  • Collaborate with our Head of Strategy and leadership to define and refine the brief, prioritising objectives, discussing possible approaches and territories
  • Participate in brand and business strategy discussions with our clients to uncover challenges and opportunities
  • Support in the facilitation of meetings and workshops to foster strategic and innovative creative thinking
  • Ensure that all activity is impactful and measurable, with tracking in place to capture learnings that can be applied to future work
  • Nurture an ongoing strategic partnership with clients by proactively sharing ideas and relevant material concerning their business challenges
  • Produce thought leadership content and participate in industry events to elevate Toaster’s reputation for strategic excellence
  • Support in submitting case studies and awards entries for EMEA, working alongside relevant project teams to gather material for submission (with the support of the Marketing Manager).

What you’re like

  • Asks ‘why’ a lot
  • Plays well with others
  • An instinct for what effective communication looks like
  • Clear and concise both in words and when presenting
  • Excited to take on new challenges and learn by doing
  • Comfortable diving deep into the details and distilling it down for others
  • Flexible and open-minded to operate across various strategic needs
  • e.g. new business, presentations, workshops
  • Sees constructive feedback as an opportunity for growth
  • Motivated to create work that can positively impact brands and their audiences

What you’ll bring

  • Experience in working at startups, creative agencies or in-house teams
  • Strong interest and understanding of the consumer, popular culture, innovative tech and marketing trends
  • Excellent research (primary or secondary), analysis, and presentation skills
  • Experience in communicating ideas in an easily understood and digestible format

Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Training budget
  • Eye tests
  • Wellness Support - Plumm
  • Core hours

The Agency
Unleash your creativity at Toaster, the award-winning agency that's shaking things up across the globe.

Born in London, we've spread our wings to San Francisco and New Delhi, collaborating with industry giants like Google, Samsung, and YouTube for over a decade.

But we're not just about big names. We're passionate about building a team that reflects the vibrant diversity of the world. We believe different perspectives spark better ideas, leading to groundbreaking work and exceptional results.

So, if you're ready to be yourself and push boundaries, we want to hear from you! We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and encourage you to bring your unique talents. If you need any adjustments during the process, don't hesitate to contact our friendly People team.

Salary
Up to £38,000 DOE